PDP gets expert help for election training
Dr Wadan Narsey.
By ROSI DOVIVERATA
Despite the resignation of Nirmal Singh, a founder, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) took a significant step in its preparation for the general election when it held an in-house training workshop for party executives and branch representatives yesterday. PDP secretary, Sat Narayan said at least 22 members turned up. The workshop which was designed to clearly identify strategies in the build-up to the election was held behind closed doors at the Fiji Trades Union Congress training room in Suva. Suva lawyer, Richard Naidu reviewed the Constitution and the Political Parties Decree, Mr Narayan said. “University of the South Pacific academic, Dr Wadan Narsey briefed the party on the economy “Nesbitt Hazelman of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation also made a presentation.” Mr Narayan said Felix Anthony of the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) spoke on workers’ rights. Meanwhile, The Roshika Deo – Be The Change Team will be sifting through information they’ve gathered from communities and through discussions to help form Ms Deo’s manifesto. A statement from the team said: “We are now in the process of synthesising information from the discussions on facebook and also from the various communities. “This will inform and form our manifesto.” Ms Deo will run as an independent.